Early childhood education and child care
There are a range of child care options available to families within Frankston City.
Family Day Care
Family Day Care is an Australian Government approved child care program that is provided in the homes of registered family day care educators. Educators are registered with a family day care service that provides support, training and monitoring of program quality. There are a range of Family Day Care service providers operating in Frankston City. For enrolment information contact the My Child website for a list of service providers. Please note that Frankston City Council is no longer a provider of the Family Day Care program.
Long Day Care
Frankston City Council directly manages the Mahogany Rise Child and Family Centre in Frankston North. This service provides centre-based education and care programs for children from birth until they commence primary school.
Other centre-based education and care programs (long day care) are operated by a range of providers across Frankston City.
Before and After School Care and Vacation Care Programs
Before and After School Care and Vacation Care programs are operated by a range of providers across Frankston City and are usually situated on primary school sites. For enrolment information contact your local primary school, community centre or My Child website for a list of providers.
Occasional Care offers professional care for children on a casual basis. These services may be provided at Community Centres/Neighbourhood Houses. These services are suitable for families who do not need child care on a regular basis but would like someone to look after their children occasionally, for example when they have a medical or other appointment.
My Child Website
For further information or enrolment details check out Starting Blocks, Australia's online child care portal.
On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area. In many cases, you will also be able to find the services' vacancy and fee information.
This site also has information and links to other useful websites about children's health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services.
If you need assistance or are having trouble with the website, please Contact Us.